Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College athletic department announced its Athletes of the Week for the week of April 4-10, 2005. Women’s tennis sophomore Rachael Boersma and men’s track freshman Joel Sanders earned the honors for their outstanding efforts during the week.
Rachael Boersma, a language arts education major from Grand Rapids, Mich. (Grand Rapids Christian High School), helped lead the Foresters to a 3-0 week. She was a solid performer winning five of her six matches. Against Grace on Tuesday, Boersma teamed with Dawn Lauer at #3 doubles for the 8-3 win, and in back-to-back contests on Saturday, she won all four of her matches. She made quick work of Earlham’s Michelle Calhoun at #6 singles winning 6-0, 6-2 and again worked with Lauer for the 8-3 victory in doubles. In the afternoon, Boersma defeated Marian’s Roxanne Moghadden 7-5, 6-2 in singles and finished with a convincing 8-1 win with Lauer at #3 doubles. The Foresters are currently 7-10 on the season and next travel to Anderson University to take on the Ravens on Thursday, April 14 at 4:30 p.m.
Freshman Joel Sanders, an elementary education major from Fort Wayne, Ind. (Snider High School), had an outstanding showing in the men’s 800 meter run at the Indiana Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships. Sanders finished second in the race with a time of 1:53.92, just seven-tenths of a second behind winner, Geoff Lambert, of Wabash College. His time was also just one-hundredth of a second off the school record of 1:53.91, set by Jay Weiseman in 1996. Sanders currently owns the indoor track and field school record in the 800 meters with a time of 1:57.73. The Forester track team returns to action on Saturday, April 16 at 11:00 a.m., when they travel to North Manchester, Ind., for the Manchester College Invitational.
The Huntington College Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past eight years, Huntington has produced 52 NAIA All-American honors and 102 All-American Scholar Athlete honors.
Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. Following a decade of growth and development, Huntington College will become Huntington University in mid-2005. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. Huntington is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and was named one of the 50 best Christian places to work by Christianity Today magazine.